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Catholic Whistleblowers

Friday, May 24, 2013

This week a group of Catholic nuns and priests joined forces to form Catholic Whistleblowers; their goal is to hold the church accountable for the ongoing child sex abuse scandal. Most of the founding members have themselves blown the whistle about abuse in the church. Brooke visits one of them, Sister Sally Butler, to talk about the role of truth-telling, transparency and honor among the faithful.

Beacon - Late November

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On The Media

A Week of Scandals, Catholic Whistleblowers, and More

Friday, May 24, 2013

Looking at the media's governmental scandal narrative, an American blog rocks Canadian politics, and whistleblowers in the Catholic Church.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The NSA's Trailblazer Program

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tim Shorrock, longtime contributor to The Nation, discusses Trailblazer, the National Security Agency’s flagship system for analyzing intercepted communications, and tells about the whistleblowers who have been harassed for exposing waste and fraud behind Trailblazer.

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On The Media

10 Years After The Iraq War and Big Threat to Whistleblowers

Friday, March 15, 2013

This week On the Media examines the ‘aiding the enemy’ charge the government has brought against Bradley Manning, the man who gave hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Also, 10 years after the Iraq War began Brooke finds out what’s happened to three Iraqi journalists profiled on the show in 2006.



On The Media

A New Whistleblower Law

Friday, November 30, 2012

In 2010, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act was killed when a mystery Senator placed what’s called a secret hold on the bill. On the Media partnered with the Government Accountability Project and our listeners to find out who was behind killing the bill. This week, a new version of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act was finally signed into law. Tom Devine, director for the Government Accountability Project, talks to Bob about what the new law does to protect whistleblowers and where it is lacking.

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On The Media

Grading Obama's First Term

Friday, November 09, 2012

With one term down and one more to go, we take a look at how well the first Obama administration did on some of the issues OTM cares about most: surveillance, transparency, whistleblowers, and press access. Brooke and Bob speak with The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, the Sunlight Foundation's Lisa Rosenberg, and ABC's White House correspondent Jake Tapper about Obama's first four years, and what they expect in the next four.

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New Jersey News

Trooper Wins Jury Award in Whistleblower Suit

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Jurors have awarded a New Jersey state trooper who filed a whistle-blower lawsuit more than $1 million.


The Leonard Lopate Show

A Whistleblower, Corruption, and Retaliation at the EPA

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo describes her efforts to get the government to investigate allegations that a U.S. multinational corporation was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of South Africans mining vanadium—a vital strategic mineral. When the EPA stonewalled, she blew the whistle. Her book No Fear: A Whistleblower's Triumph Over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA chronicles the ways the corporation used to retaliate against her, why the EPA cost her her career, and her efforts to bring protection to all federal employees facing discrimination and retribution from the government.

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Survival Guide for Whistleblowers

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's a balancing act. And the balancing act I had to do was between the truth, which would save numerous lives throughout the world that are caused by the loss of life through the use of tobacco, and my children. Because the death threats I received were targeted towards my children.

Jeffrey Wigand, a prominent tobacco industry whistle-blower and subject of the movie The Insider on The Brian Lehrer Show

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Survival Guide for Whistleblowers

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project and co-author of The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth, and Jeffrey Wigand, a prominent tobacco industry whistleblower and subject of the movie The Insider, talk about the new legal landscape for whistleblowers and what protections there are for those who speak out about corporate misconduct.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: The Obama Administration's Crackdown on Leaks

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer describes how the Obama Administration is cracking down on leaks by prosecuting whistle-blowers. Her article, The Secret Sharer, appears in the May 23 issue of The New Yorker.  

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What I Learned From Blow the Whistle

Tuesday, April 05, 2011


Trying to out an anonymous Senator.